French toast is possibly one of the quickest "Easy Meals" I recommend to parents. Preparation, cooking and clean-up takes less than 10 minutes and is a great option on busy weeknights, as a quick lunch or even a mid-meal for hungry teens.
In many parts of the world, French Toast is served layered with Maple Syrup. I like to encourage families to serve with a side of some form of vegetable to add to their daily "rainbow". Favourites include baked beans, cooked spinach or kale, grilled tomatoes, pan fried mushrooms and red onions
Oh, did we mention French Toast makes a great menu item for those infants learning to eat through baby-led weaning or progressing with finger foods?
Ingredients- serves 1 toddler (adjust to make higher volumes for older children)
1/4 cup milk
1 slice iron-fortified bread
1. Spray oil into small frying pan and warm on medium heat.
2. Crack egg into a small mixing bowl and add milk to bowl.
3. Whisk the egg and milk mixture with a fork or whisk until frothy.
4. Place bread into egg mixture and dip until well covered.
5. Place bread into pan and lightly fry on each side until golden brown
6. Slice into strips or dice into cubes before serving with your chosen side
One serving, when made with iron-fortified bread provides around 35% of a toddlers Daily Recommended Intake (RDI)